Address details

Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
9am-5pm Monday - Thursday
T: 9841 444

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Current issues in employment

Reaction to the Australian Human Rights Commission's decision last week to give the government a 12 month exemption from relevant provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act indicate that stakeholders remain divided:
Lack of superannuation can be one (unintended?) consequence of low wages paid to people with intellectual disabilities:
Intellectually disabled workers not getting superannuationSally Sara, AM (ABC Radio), 23rd April 2014
Superannuation rules brought in to protect businesses mean that those earning less than $450 a month do not qualify for superannuation payments. The rules have consequences for much of the disabled workforce.
Emma White, 30, has Down's Syndrome and wants to work more, but at the moment she does not earn enough to get super ...

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